Confirmation bias might have cost Jets a game

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What a wasted opportunity.

The Jets held New England’s offense to just 13 points, and they still lost the game, 15-10, to the Patriots.

By the way, the Patriots have three corners on the injury list, Jack, Marcus and Jonathan Jones, and the Jets QB still only threw for 157 yards and no touchdowns, completing 50 percent of his passes.

That quarterback is having trouble seeing the field. He’s not processing with his eyes well.

And his eye placement is part of the problem.

“He doesn’t want to get hit,” said Patriots radio analyst Scott Zolak. “He is staring at the rush right now. He doesn’t have his eyes downfield.”

Not to get to inside football, but eye level is very important at the QB position, Any scout will tell you that,

Zolak also said there was a sack in the first half where Wilson went down with little contact.

“God does that stink,” Zolak said. “It’s good for us. You feel a little pressure and you pirouette and fall to your bum. You can have him. Nothing worse than a guy who goes down on his own.”

The Jets post-game locker room was a total waste of time today, unless you would have been able to shoot the players with truth serum before the media entered. The players know what the problem is, but they aren’t going to say anything against the QB, and that is totally understandable.

But Zolak has an opinion on how the locker room probably feels.

“You got a QB nobody believes in right now,” Zolak said.

And he senses frustration on the defense.

“Jets defense is frustrated realizing what they going to be on offense,” Zolak said.

Look, in a way, Wilson is a victim here. If they were going fix all the things that led to his problems in 2022, starting him early this season, wasn’t a good idea, Rogers injury or no Rodgers injury. The reboot wasn’t given enough time. I feel bad for him. You almost wonder if getting him out of there now would be like a mercy killing.

But it’s time to sign a veteran QB like Matt Ryan or Colt McCoy, or trade for Case Keenum.

Zolak was “shocked” they didn’t do that right after Rodgers’ injury.

“I am shocked that when Aaron went down and they had that meeting the next day and said, ‘We are saddling up and riding with [Wilson],'” Zolak said. “Shocked they didn’t go veteran shopping.”

Robert Saleh says they are sticking with Wilson.

“Yeah, he’s fine,” Saleh said when asked if Wilson has shown him enough to continue to be the starter.


“He is the one who gives us the best chance to win,” Saleh said.

What an insult to Tim Boyle.


You are saying that Boyle is worse than what we saw in the last two weeks?

Wonder what Aaron Rodgers thinks of that. He says Boyle is “like a little brother to him.”

And Boyle, a former Green Bay QB, is actually more comfortable in the system than Wilson, after playing two years under Hackett with the Packers.

September 24, 2024

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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